Is it illegal for anyone to allow a person under what age to operate a personal watercraft in Florida?

327.39 Personal watercraft regulated.

History.s. 3, ch. 89-136; s. 1, ch. 94-295; s. 953, ch. 95-148; s. 12, ch. 2000-362; s. 2, ch. 2015-161.


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327.30 Collisions, accidents, and casualties.

327.301 Written reports of accidents.

327.302 Accident report forms.

327.31 Transmittal of information.

327.32 Vessel declared dangerous instrumentality; civil liability.

327.33 Reckless or careless operation of vessel.

327.331 Divers; definitions; divers-down warning device required; obstruction to navigation of certain waters; penalty.

327.34 Incapacity of operator.

327.35 Boating under the influence; penalties; “designated drivers.”

327.352 Tests for alcohol, chemical substances, or controlled substances; implied consent; refusal.

327.35215 Penalty for failure to submit to test.

327.353 Blood test for impairment or intoxication in cases of death or serious bodily injury; right to use reasonable force.

327.354 Presumption of impairment; testing methods.

327.355 Operation of vessels by persons under 21 years of age who have consumed alcoholic beverages.

327.359 Refusal to submit to testing; penalties.

327.36 Mandatory adjudication; prohibition against accepting plea to lesser included offense.

327.37 Water skis, parasails, aquaplanes, kiteboarding, kitesurfing, and moored ballooning regulated.

327.371 Human-powered vessels regulated.

327.375 Commercial parasailing.

327.38 Skiing prohibited while intoxicated or under influence of drugs.

327.39 Personal watercraft regulated.

327.391 Airboats regulated.

327.395 Boating safety education.

327.40 Uniform waterway markers.

327.41 Uniform waterway regulatory markers.

327.4107 Vessels at risk of becoming derelict on waters of this state.

327.4108 Anchoring of vessels in anchoring limitation areas.

327.4109 Anchoring or mooring prohibited; exceptions; penalties.

327.42 Mooring to or damaging of uniform waterway markers prohibited.

327.43 Silver Glen Run and Silver Glen Springs; navigation channel.

327.44 Interference with navigation; relocation or removal; recovery of costs.

327.45 Protection zones for springs.

327.46 Boating-restricted areas.

327.461 Safety zones, security zones, regulated navigation areas, and naval vessel protection zones; prohibited entry; penalties.

327.462 Temporary protection zones for spaceflight launches and recovery of spaceflight assets.

327.47 Competitive grant programs.

327.48 Regattas, races, marine parades, tournaments, or exhibitions.

327.49 Testing vessels and vessel motors.

327.50 Vessel safety regulations; equipment and lighting requirements.

327.52 Maximum loading and horsepower.

327.521 No-discharge zones.

327.53 Marine sanitation.

327.54 Liveries; safety regulations; penalty.

327.56 Safety and marine sanitation equipment inspections; qualified.

327.59 Marina evacuations.

327.60 Local regulations; limitations.

327.66 Carriage of gasoline on vessels.

327.70 Enforcement of this chapter and chapter 328.

327.73 Noncriminal infractions.

327.731 Mandatory education for violators.

327.74 Uniform boating citations.

327.803 Boating Advisory Council.

327.804 Compilation of statistics on boating accidents and violations.

327.01 Short title.This chapter shall be known as the “Florida Vessel Safety Law.”

History.s. 1, ch. 59-399; s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 1, ch. 84-184; s. 5, ch. 99-289.

327.02 Definitions.

As used in this chapter and in chapter 328, unless the context clearly requires a different meaning, the term:

History.s. 1, ch. 59-399; s. 1, ch. 63-103; s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 17, ch. 69-216; ss. 25, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 70-336; s. 132, ch. 71-377; s. 1, ch. 72-16; s. 1, ch. 72-55; ss. 1, 15, ch. 74-327; s. 23, ch. 79-334; s. 1, ch. 81-100; s. 1, ch. 81-114; s. 76, ch. 82-226; s. 1, ch. 83-20; s. 2, ch. 84-184; s. 1, ch. 85-252; s. 1, ch. 88-133; s. 1, ch. 89-136; s. 2, ch. 89-250; s. 2, ch. 94-241; s. 152, ch. 94-356; s. 951, ch. 95-148; s. 1, ch. 95-333; s. 3, ch. 98-308; ss. 18, 89, ch. 99-245; s. 2, ch. 2000-362; s. 1, ch. 2006-172; s. 194, ch. 2008-247; s. 6, ch. 2009-86; s. 1, ch. 2013-194; s. 2, ch. 2014-70; s. 2, ch. 2017-163; s. 3, ch. 2021-184.

327.04 Rules.The commission may adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement this chapter, the provisions of chapter 705 relating to vessels, and s. 823.11 conferring powers or duties upon it.

History.s. 1, ch. 59-399; s. 4, ch. 63-103; s. 1, ch. 65-361; ss. 25, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 154, ch. 94-356; s. 48, ch. 95-333; s. 53, ch. 96-413; s. 67, ch. 98-200; s. 8, ch. 99-289; s. 3, ch. 2000-362; s. 4, ch. 2021-184; s. 15, ch. 2022-142.

327.30 Collisions, accidents, and casualties.

History.s. 1, ch. 59-399; s. 4, ch. 61-511; s. 1, ch. 65-361; ss. 25, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 34, ch. 79-65; s. 5, ch. 81-100; s. 24, ch. 87-243; s. 1, ch. 87-392; s. 3, ch. 89-117; s. 44, ch. 91-224; s. 455, ch. 95-148; s. 16, ch. 96-330; s. 41, ch. 97-96; s. 22, ch. 99-245; s. 2, ch. 2003-143; s. 2, ch. 2022-197.

327.301 Written reports of accidents.

History.s. 17, ch. 96-330; s. 48, ch. 2002-1; s. 2, ch. 2004-74; s. 26, ch. 2014-221.

327.302 Accident report forms.

History.s. 5, ch. 2000-362.

327.31 Transmittal of information.In accordance with any request made by an authorized official or agency of the United States, any information compiled or otherwise available to the Division of Law Enforcement concerning boating accidents or other data shall be transmitted to that official or agency of the United States and annual statistics shall be assembled as required by federal law.

History.s. 1, ch. 59-399; s. 1, ch. 65-361; ss. 25, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 18, ch. 96-330.

327.32 Vessel declared dangerous instrumentality; civil liability.All vessels, of whatever classification, shall be considered dangerous instrumentalities in this state, and any operator of a vessel shall, during any utilization of the vessel, exercise the highest degree of care in order to prevent injuries to others. Liability for reckless or careless operation of a vessel shall be confined to the operator in immediate charge of the vessel and not imposed upon the owner of the vessel, unless the owner is the operator or is present in the vessel when any injury or damage is occasioned by the reckless or careless operation of such vessel, whether such recklessness or carelessness consists of a violation of the provisions of the statutes of this state, or disregard in observing such care and such operation as the rules of the common law require.

History.s. 3, ch. 59-400; s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 5, ch. 84-188; s. 11, ch. 85-81.

327.33 Reckless or careless operation of vessel.

History.s. 1, ch. 59-400; s. 3, ch. 63-105; s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 6, ch. 81-100; s. 6, ch. 84-188; s. 6, ch. 86-35; s. 2, ch. 88-133; s. 2, ch. 89-136; s. 45, ch. 91-224; s. 1, ch. 92-92; s. 6, ch. 2000-362; s. 1, ch. 2011-152; s. 1, ch. 2016-134; s. 4, ch. 2016-171.

327.331 Divers; definitions; divers-down warning device required; obstruction to navigation of certain waters; penalty.

History.ss. 1, 2, 3, ch. 74-344; s. 64, ch. 74-383; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 1, ch. 86-35; ss. 7, 8, ch. 2000-362; s. 1, ch. 2014-138; s. 1, ch. 2016-171.

327.34 Incapacity of operator.It is unlawful for the owner of any vessel or any person having such in charge or in control to authorize or knowingly permit the same to be operated by any person who by reason of physical or mental disability is incapable of operating such vessel under the prevailing circumstances. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit operation of boats by paraplegics who are licensed to operate motor vehicles on the highways.

History.s. 4, ch. 63-105; s. 1, ch. 65-361.

327.35 Boating under the influence; penalties; “designated drivers.”

History.s. 2, ch. 59-400; s. 5, ch. 63-105; s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 1, ch. 71-81; s. 22, ch. 73-331; s. 5, ch. 83-187; s. 7, ch. 84-188; s. 7, ch. 91-255; s. 8, ch. 93-124; s. 456, ch. 95-148; s. 19, ch. 96-330; s. 98, ch. 97-264; s. 49, ch. 97-271; s. 10, ch. 98-308; s. 14, ch. 98-324; s. 47, ch. 2000-152; s. 11, ch. 2000-320; s. 28, ch. 2001-122; s. 4, ch. 2002-78; s. 6, ch. 2002-263; s. 35, ch. 2008-111; s. 7, ch. 2009-86; s. 6, ch. 2010-161; s. 5, ch. 2015-34; s. 14, ch. 2016-105; s. 20, ch. 2019-58.

327.352 Tests for alcohol, chemical substances, or controlled substances; implied consent; refusal.

History.s. 2, ch. 84-188; s. 3, ch. 88-82; s. 3, ch. 88-133; s. 8, ch. 91-255; s. 458, ch. 95-148; s. 21, ch. 96-330; s. 5, ch. 98-308; s. 3, ch. 2000-226; s. 7, ch. 2002-263; s. 2, ch. 2003-54; s. 2, ch. 2006-247; s. 6, ch. 2021-184; s. 3, ch. 2022-142.

327.35215 Penalty for failure to submit to test.

History.s. 6, ch. 98-308; s. 23, ch. 99-245; s. 3, ch. 2004-74; s. 7, ch. 2021-184; s. 4, ch. 2022-142.

327.353 Blood test for impairment or intoxication in cases of death or serious bodily injury; right to use reasonable force.

History.s. 3, ch. 84-188; s. 26, ch. 87-243; s. 4, ch. 87-392; s. 11, ch. 91-255; s. 460, ch. 95-148; s. 22, ch. 96-330; s. 8, ch. 2002-263.

327.354 Presumption of impairment; testing methods.

History.s. 4, ch. 84-188; s. 4, ch. 88-82; s. 9, ch. 91-255; s. 24, ch. 92-58; s. 10, ch. 93-124; s. 461, ch. 95-148; s. 23, ch. 96-330.

327.355 Operation of vessels by persons under 21 years of age who have consumed alcoholic beverages.

History.s. 8, ch. 98-308; s. 9, ch. 2000-362; s. 1, ch. 2014-136.

327.359 Refusal to submit to testing; penalties.

A person who has refused to submit to a chemical or physical test of his or her breath or urine, as described in s. 327.352, and who has been previously fined under s. 327.35215 or has previously had his or her driver license suspended for refusal to submit to a lawful test of his or her breath, urine, or blood, and:

commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

History.s. 9, ch. 2002-263; s. 8, ch. 2021-184.

327.36 Mandatory adjudication; prohibition against accepting plea to lesser included offense.

History.s. 27, ch. 87-243; s. 5, ch. 87-392; s. 10, ch. 91-255; s. 24, ch. 96-330; s. 10, ch. 2000-362; s. 8, ch. 2009-86.

327.37 Water skis, parasails, aquaplanes, kiteboarding, kitesurfing, and moored ballooning regulated.

History.s. 5, ch. 59-400; s. 9, ch. 63-105; s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 8, ch. 84-188; s. 6, ch. 87-392; s. 4, ch. 94-241; s. 1, ch. 99-162; s. 11, ch. 2000-362; s. 3, ch. 2014-70; s. 1, ch. 2015-161.

327.371 Human-powered vessels regulated.

History.s. 9, ch. 2021-184; s. 5, ch. 2022-142.

327.375 Commercial parasailing.

History.s. 4, ch. 2014-70.

327.38 Skiing prohibited while intoxicated or under influence of drugs.No person shall manipulate any water skis, aquaplane, or similar device from a vessel while intoxicated or under the influence of any narcotic drug, barbiturate, or marijuana, to the extent that the person’s normal faculties are impaired.

History.s. 4, ch. 59-400; s. 8, ch. 63-105; s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 462, ch. 95-148.

327.39 Personal watercraft regulated.

History.s. 3, ch. 89-136; s. 1, ch. 94-295; s. 953, ch. 95-148; s. 12, ch. 2000-362; s. 2, ch. 2015-161.

327.391 Airboats regulated.

History.s. 2, ch. 2006-172; s. 6, ch. 2014-70; s. 23, ch. 2015-2; s. 3, ch. 2017-163; s. 2, ch. 2018-137; s. 10, ch. 2021-184.

327.395 Boating safety education.

History.s. 1, ch. 96-187; s. 24, ch. 99-245; s. 13, ch. 2000-362; s. 35, ch. 2005-2; s. 9, ch. 2009-86; s. 2, ch. 2011-152; s. 2, ch. 2014-138; s. 3, ch. 2016-4; s. 2, ch. 2016-171; s. 1, ch. 2019-54; s. 11, ch. 2021-184; s. 3, ch. 2022-197.

327.40 Uniform waterway markers.

History.s. 6, ch. 63-105; s. 1, ch. 65-361; ss. 25, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 4, ch. 90-219; s. 14, ch. 2000-362; s. 1, ch. 2005-217; s. 10, ch. 2009-86.

327.41 Uniform waterway regulatory markers.

History.s. 2, ch. 72-55; s. 158, ch. 94-356; s. 9, ch. 96-247; s. 25, ch. 99-245; s. 15, ch. 2000-362; s. 18, ch. 2002-264; s. 195, ch. 2008-247; s. 11, ch. 2009-86.

327.4107 Vessels at risk of becoming derelict on waters of this state.

History.s. 1, ch. 2016-108; s. 4, ch. 2017-163; s. 12, ch. 2021-184; s. 6, ch. 2022-142.

327.4108 Anchoring of vessels in anchoring limitation areas.

History.s. 1, ch. 2016-96; s. 5, ch. 2017-163; s. 13, ch. 2021-184; s. 1, ch. 2021-192; s. 2, ch. 2022-78.

1Note.Substituted by the editors for a reference to subsections (3) and (4), as added by s. 13, ch. 2021-184, to conform to the redesignation of subsections by s. 1, ch. 2021-192.

327.4109 Anchoring or mooring prohibited; exceptions; penalties.

History.s. 6, ch. 2017-163; s. 2, ch. 2019-54; s. 14, ch. 2021-184.

327.42 Mooring to or damaging of uniform waterway markers prohibited.

History.s. 1, ch. 72-20; s. 12, ch. 2009-86.

327.43 Silver Glen Run and Silver Glen Springs; navigation channel.The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is directed to mark a navigation channel within Silver Glen Run and Silver Glen Springs, located on the western shore of Lake George on the St. Johns River.

History.ss. 1, 2, 3, 4, ch. 94-341; s. 26, ch. 99-245; s. 3, ch. 2003-143.

327.44 Interference with navigation; relocation or removal; recovery of costs.

History.s. 4, ch. 63-105; s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 2, ch. 72-16; s. 1, ch. 2014-143; s. 7, ch. 2017-163.

327.45 Protection zones for springs.

History.s. 1, ch. 2016-233; s. 15, ch. 2021-184.

327.46 Boating-restricted areas.

History.s. 7, ch. 63-105; s. 1, ch. 65-361; ss. 25, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 23, ch. 78-95; s. 7, ch. 81-100; s. 27, ch. 99-245; s. 16, ch. 2000-362; s. 13, ch. 2009-86; s. 8, ch. 2017-163; s. 31, ch. 2020-150; s. 16, ch. 2021-184; s. 7, ch. 2022-142.

327.461 Safety zones, security zones, regulated navigation areas, and naval vessel protection zones; prohibited entry; penalties.

History.s. 4, ch. 2004-74.

327.462 Temporary protection zones for spaceflight launches and recovery of spaceflight assets.

History.s. 5, ch. 2021-184.

327.463 Special hazards.

History.s. 17, ch. 2021-184.

327.47 Competitive grant programs.The commission shall develop and administer competitive grant programs funded with moneys transferred pursuant to s. 206.606(1)(d). Grants may be awarded for the construction and maintenance of publicly owned boat ramps, piers, and docks; boater education; deployment of manatee technical avoidance technology; and economic development initiatives that promote boating in the state. The commission may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 120 to implement this section.

History.s. 5, ch. 2003-156.

327.48 Regattas, races, marine parades, tournaments, or exhibitions.Any person directing the holding of a regatta, tournament, or marine parade or exhibition shall secure a permit from the Coast Guard when such event is held in navigable waters of the United States. A person directing any such affair in any county shall notify the sheriff of the county or the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at least 15 days prior to any event in order that appropriate arrangements for safety and navigation may be assured. Any person or organization sponsoring a regatta or boat race, marine parade, tournament, or exhibition shall be responsible for providing adequate protection to the participants, spectators, and other users of the water.

History.s. 6, ch. 59-400; s. 10, ch. 63-105; s. 1, ch. 65-361; ss. 25, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 6, ch. 74-327; s. 29, ch. 99-245.

327.49 Testing vessels and vessel motors.Subject to reasonable rules adopted by the commission, manufacturers of vessels and vessel motors that operate vessel and vessel motor test facilities may be authorized to test such vessels, vessel motors, or combinations thereof, on the waters of the state to ensure that they meet generally accepted boating safety standards.

History.s. 17, ch. 2000-362.

327.50 Vessel safety regulations; equipment and lighting requirements.

History.s. 8, ch. 59-400; s. 13, ch. 63-105; s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 7, ch. 74-327; s. 8, ch. 81-100; s. 2, ch. 81-114; s. 9, ch. 84-188; s. 2, ch. 86-35; s. 5, ch. 88-133; s. 2, ch. 92-188; s. 463, ch. 95-148; s. 7, ch. 98-308; s. 3, ch. 2015-161; s. 18, ch. 2021-184; s. 4, ch. 2022-197.

327.52 Maximum loading and horsepower.

History.s. 11, ch. 59-400; s. 17, ch. 63-105; s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 2, ch. 97-16.

327.521 No-discharge zones.

History.s. 19, ch. 2021-184.

327.53 Marine sanitation.

History.s. 5, ch. 94-241; s. 19, ch. 96-321; s. 29, ch. 99-289; s. 49, ch. 2000-158; s. 18, ch. 2000-362; s. 20, ch. 2021-184.

327.54 Liveries; safety regulations; penalty.

History.s. 12, ch. 63-105; s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 303, ch. 71-136; s. 10, ch. 84-188; s. 4, ch. 89-136; s. 2, ch. 96-187; s. 42, ch. 97-96; s. 19, ch. 2000-362; s. 3, ch. 2011-152; s. 21, ch. 2021-184; s. 5, ch. 2022-197.

327.56 Safety and marine sanitation equipment inspections; qualified.

History.s. 9, ch. 59-400; s. 14, ch. 63-105; s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 11, ch. 84-188; s. 6, ch. 94-241; s. 954, ch. 95-148.

327.58 Jurisdiction.The safety regulations included under this chapter shall apply to all vessels, except as specifically excluded, operating upon the waters of this state.

History.s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 27, ch. 79-334; s. 10, ch. 81-100; s. 79, ch. 82-226.

327.59 Marina evacuations.

History.s. 22, ch. 93-211; s. 11, ch. 95-146; s. 464, ch. 95-148; s. 2, ch. 95-150; s. 2, ch. 2006-309; s. 1, ch. 2021-108.

327.60 Local regulations; limitations.

History.s. 10, ch. 59-400; s. 16, ch. 63-105; s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 3, ch. 72-55; s. 2, ch. 83-20; s. 38, ch. 95-143; s. 30, ch. 99-289; s. 20, ch. 2000-362; s. 3, ch. 2006-172; s. 3, ch. 2006-309; s. 14, ch. 2009-86; s. 9, ch. 2017-163; s. 3, ch. 2019-54; s. 22, ch. 2021-184.

327.65 Muffling devices.

History.s. 7, ch. 59-400; s. 11, ch. 63-105; s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 5, ch. 86-35; s. 47, ch. 91-224; s. 15, ch. 2009-86.

327.66 Carriage of gasoline on vessels.

History.s. 16, ch. 2009-86.

327.70 Enforcement of this chapter and chapter 328.

History.s. 1, ch. 65-361; ss. 25, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 72-16; s. 10, ch. 74-327; s. 3, ch. 78-181; ss. 10, 12, ch. 84-188; s. 30, ch. 99-245; s. 17, ch. 2009-86; s. 2, ch. 2016-96; s. 2, ch. 2016-108; s. 2, ch. 2016-134; s. 10, ch. 2017-163; s. 1, ch. 2018-27.

327.71 Exemption.The commission may, if it finds that federal law imposes less restrictive requirements than provided herein or if it determines that boating safety will not be adversely affected, issue temporary exemptions from any provision of this chapter or rules established hereunder, on such terms and conditions as it considers appropriate.

History.s. 11, ch. 81-100; s. 31, ch. 99-245.

327.72 Penalties.Any person failing to comply with the provisions of this chapter or chapter 328 not specified in s. 327.73 or not paying the civil penalty specified in s. 327.73 within 30 days, except as otherwise provided in this chapter or chapter 328, commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

History.s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 304, ch. 71-136; s. 1, ch. 78-181; s. 3, ch. 80-266; s. 13, ch. 84-188; s. 4, ch. 86-35; s. 48, ch. 91-224; s. 3, ch. 99-162; s. 21, ch. 2000-362; s. 5, ch. 2011-152.

327.73 Noncriminal infractions.

(1) Violations of the following provisions of the vessel laws of this state are noncriminal infractions:

(a) Section 328.46, relating to operation of unregistered and unnumbered vessels.

(b) Section 328.48(4), relating to display of number and possession of registration certificate.

(c) Section 328.48(5), relating to display of decal.

(d) Section 328.52(2), relating to display of number.

(e) Section 328.54, relating to spacing of digits and letters of identification number.

(f) Section 328.60, relating to military personnel and registration of vessels.

(g) Section 328.72(13), relating to operation with an expired registration, for which the penalty is:

(h) Section 327.33(2), relating to careless operation.

(i) Section 327.37, relating to water skiing, aquaplaning, parasailing, and similar activities.

(j) Section 327.44, relating to interference with navigation.

(k) Violations relating to boating-restricted areas and speed limits:

(l) Section 327.48, relating to regattas and races.

(m) Section 327.50(1) and (2), relating to required safety equipment, lights, and shapes.

(n) Section 327.65, relating to muffling devices.

(o) Section 327.33(3)(b), relating to a violation of navigation rules:

(p) Section 327.39(1), (2), (3), and (5), relating to personal watercraft.

(q) Section 327.53(1), (2), (3), and (8), relating to marine sanitation.

(r) Section 327.53(4), (5), and (7), relating to marine sanitation, and s. 327.60, relating to no-discharge zones, for which the civil penalty is $250.

(s) Section 327.395, relating to boater safety education. However, a person cited for violating the requirements of s. 327.395 relating to failure to have required proof of boating safety education in his or her possession may not be convicted if, before or at the time of a county court hearing, the person produces proof of the boating safety education identification card or temporary certificate for verification by the hearing officer or the court clerk and the identification card or temporary certificate was valid at the time the person was cited.

(t) Section 327.52(3), relating to operation of overloaded or overpowered vessels.

(u) Section 327.331, relating to divers-down warning devices, except for violations meeting the requirements of s. 327.33.

(v) Section 327.391(1), relating to the requirement for an adequate muffler on an airboat.

(w) Section 327.391(3), relating to the display of a flag on an airboat.

(x) Section 253.04(3)(a), relating to carelessly causing seagrass scarring, for which the civil penalty upon conviction is:

(y) Section 327.45, relating to protection zones for springs, for which the penalty is:

(z) Section 327.4108, relating to the anchoring of vessels in anchoring limitation areas, for which the penalty is:

(aa) Section 327.4107, relating to vessels at risk of becoming derelict on waters of this state, for which the civil penalty is:

A vessel that is the subject of three or more violations issued pursuant to the same paragraph of s. 327.4107(2) within an 18-month period which result in dispositions other than acquittal or dismissal shall be declared to be a public nuisance and subject to ss. 705.103(2) and (4) and 823.11(3). The commission, an officer of the commission, or a law enforcement agency or officer specified in s. 327.70 may relocate, remove, or cause to be relocated or removed such public nuisance vessels from waters of this state. The commission, an officer of the commission, or a law enforcement agency or officer acting pursuant to this paragraph upon waters of this state shall be held harmless for all damages to the vessel resulting from such relocation or removal unless the damage results from gross negligence or willful misconduct as these terms are defined in s. 823.11.

(bb) Section 327.4109, relating to anchoring or mooring in a prohibited area, for which the penalty is:

(cc) Section 327.463(4)(a) and (b), relating to vessels creating special hazards, for which the penalty is:

(dd) Section 327.371, relating to the regulation of human-powered vessels.

(ee) Section 328.03, relating to an improper transfer of title, for which the penalty is up to a maximum of $500.

(ff) Section 328.48(9), relating to the failure to update vessel registration information, for which the penalty is up to a maximum of $500.

Any person cited for a violation of this subsection shall be deemed to be charged with a noncriminal infraction, shall be cited for such an infraction, and shall be cited to appear before the county court. The civil penalty for any such infraction is $100, except as otherwise provided in this section. Any person who fails to appear or otherwise properly respond to a uniform boating citation, in addition to the charge relating to the violation of the boating laws of this state, must be charged with the offense of failing to respond to such citation and, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. A written warning to this effect shall be provided at the time such uniform boating citation is issued.

History.s. 3, ch. 86-35; s. 7, ch. 87-392; s. 6, ch. 88-133; s. 4, ch. 88-144; s. 5, ch. 89-136; s. 32, ch. 91-221; s. 2, ch. 93-83; s. 2, ch. 93-254; s. 7, ch. 94-241; s. 955, ch. 95-148; s. 3, ch. 96-187; s. 60, ch. 96-413; s. 3, ch. 97-16; s. 2, ch. 99-162; s. 31, ch. 99-289; s. 48, ch. 2000-152; ss. 22, 23, ch. 2000-362; s. 13, ch. 2001-122; s. 3, ch. 2002-46; s. 13, ch. 2003-143; s. 103, ch. 2003-402; s. 6, ch. 2004-74; s. 65, ch. 2004-265; s. 4, ch. 2006-172; s. 36, ch. 2008-111; s. 196, ch. 2008-247; s. 18, ch. 2009-86; s. 63, ch. 2010-5; s. 20, ch. 2011-4; s. 4, ch. 2011-152; s. 3, ch. 2014-138; s. 3, ch. 2016-96; s. 3, ch. 2016-108; s. 3, ch. 2016-171; s. 2, ch. 2016-233; s. 11, ch. 2017-163; s. 4, ch. 2019-54; s. 21, ch. 2019-58; s. 23, ch. 2021-184; s. 2, ch. 2021-192; s. 20, ch. 2022-142; s. 6, ch. 2022-197.

327.731 Mandatory education for violators.

History.s. 7, ch. 88-133; s. 49, ch. 91-224; s. 465, ch. 95-148; s. 4, ch. 96-187; s. 9, ch. 98-308; s. 4, ch. 99-162; s. 32, ch. 99-245; s. 24, ch. 2000-362; s. 5, ch. 2004-74; s. 5, ch. 2006-172; s. 19, ch. 2009-86; s. 6, ch. 2011-152; s. 3, ch. 2014-136; s. 3, ch. 2016-233; s. 7, ch. 2022-197.

327.74 Uniform boating citations.

History.s. 8, ch. 87-392; s. 6, ch. 89-136; s. 466, ch. 95-148; s. 33, ch. 99-245.

327.803 Boating Advisory Council.

History.s. 13, ch. 94-241; s. 34, ch. 99-245; s. 25, ch. 2000-362; s. 1, ch. 2005-158; s. 229, ch. 2011-142.

327.804 Compilation of statistics on boating accidents and violations.The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shall compile statistics on boating accidents and boating violations of the age groups of persons affected by chapter 96-187, Laws of Florida.

History.s. 5, ch. 96-187; s. 35, ch. 99-245.